Large cucumbers, 4,

Eggs, 4,

Butter, 1 teaspoon,

Flour, enough to make a thick batter,

Salt and pepper,


Measure the flour, and allow 1 level teaspoon of baking-powder for each cup of flour you use. Peel and grate the cucumbers, press out, and discard the juice; to the pulp add the egg and seasoning, also the butter and flour - the latter containing the baking-powder.

Drop, in tablespoonful at a time, into a deep kettle of hot fat, and cook until puffed and brown.